Carrying Your Love With Me

These photos may mark the end of their time in Houston, but they also remind us of the beginning of their new lives in Colorado. All thanks to you!

In case we haven’t mentioned it lately, we have the best volunteers, fosters, transporters, drivers, staff, and donors any organization could hope for. RPM’s dogs and cats really do carry your love with them, and we thank you!

Mutts & Meows Mural with Artist Kermit Eisenhut!


Rescued Pets Movement is excited to announce a partnership with an amazing artist, Kermit Eisenhut, to raise funds for the remodeling of our new clinic and to create a gorgeous mural for our clinic’s lobby at the same time! To say that we are pumped would be an understatement. All of the images on this flyer were painted by Kermit. Kermit’s commissioned paintings range from $1500 to $2000, so you are actually receiving close to full value AND making a donation to RPM at the same time! Space is limited–only 25 paintings are available–so sign up now! Please, email for more information about this offer. We rely on word of mouth and your social shares to help us save so many dogs and cats. Forward this to a Friend. We appreciate your support!

Success Story Sunday: Apollo (formerly Monet)

Success Story Week comes to a close with Monet, who was adopted by Arete in Colorado. Monet is now named Apollo and, judging from the above photos and below note from Arete, he’s having the time of his life now.

I’m very happy to tell you that Apollo loves it here in Colorado. I live far up in the mountains and he runs free all day. (Don’t worry there aren’t any animals near my house that can hurt him.) I’m sorry if I’m wasting your time but I would love to tell you more about him! I really do love him. When he naps, which he does a lot, he will jump on the couch with me and lay right on my lap. He’s the cutest little guy if I do say so. I have also taken him to a few different lakes, and he is quite the swimmer. He’ll come into my kayak with me and just stare dreamy eyed at the water going by. He also decided it was a good idea to jump into the lake. That’s how I found out he can in fact swim quite well…in January my dog, Angel, of 11 years passed away. I hadn’t been able to move on for a long time. [This] summer I chose to take the step of getting a new puppy. I visited many shelters and searched online for a long time, but when I saw the 4 paws 4 life website I decided to go to an adoption event. I held another puppy first. She wiggled and wiggled and I wanted a calmer dog. So I put her back and asked to hold one of the two brothers. Apollo was the first out so I held him. He turned in my arms and wrapped his front legs around my neck. He just stared at me in the most intelligent way. I knew right then he was perfect! He’s been my savior, lately.

Success Story Saturday: Kira.

Kira was an RPM adoption dog who lost one eye because of a severe case of glaucoma, but that never stopped her from being very sweet and loving to everyone she met. She went to a couple of adoption events here in Houston, but for whatever reason she was overlooked every time. That was fine by Kira’s foster mom, Bevin, who absolutely adored her and enjoyed the time Kira spent with her family. Finally, a potential adopter in Las Vegas was found and Kira traveled to Denver, Colorado, where RPM friend extraordinaire Kiersten was waiting to personally drive Kira to her new home. We really had to twist Kiersten’s arm to do a road trip to Vegas. (*sarcasm*) Kiersten told us, “We got there at 5:30 in the morning after Easter Sunday and she had coffee and cinnamon rolls ready and it wasn’t even just like a drop off. We sat and talked with her and Art till after the sun came up. I may or may not have cried when leaving her.” We had a feeling Kira was home. The above photos are of Kira in the backseat of Kiersten’s car and of Kira in her new home with Karen, Art, and her brother Charlie. The below note from Karen, Kira’s new mom, is from one of many emails sent to Kiersten and Bevin, because Karen is wonderful about staying in touch. She’s also just wonderful.

We are beginning day three! It seems like we always had her. She follows us everywhere, so now Charlie follows us everywhere! When she sees us with the leashes in our hands, she gets so excited for her walks. (I say “walks,” but it’s just around the block!) She is always meeting new neighbors and new pets. Her behavior is impeccable; we’re hoping some of it will rub off on Charlie and that none of his behavior rubs off on her! They seem like great friends. This morning I decided to walk her by herself so we could have a little girl time. As we were leaving, she looked back a few times and whimpered–I think wondering where he was! She seems to like it better when we’re all together. She is just so sweet! Art and I had to leave for an hour yesterday afternoon to buy a new washing machine. She was either anxious to go with us or anxious that she was being left. We kept reassuring her that we were coming back and this was her forever home. When we returned, we gave her a treat and told her she did a great job of holding down the fort. I can’t thank the both of you for all you did for Kira–and for us! I knew when I saw her little face that I had to have her–especially when I read her story. When we’re explaining Kira’s story, by the way, to others, Art still becomes emotional.

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